Monday, August 25, 2008

After school with Ashleigh and Preston

I picked up Ashleigh (1 minute late) and all the kids were outside with their teacher waiting for the parents to pick them up. She was wearing a cute little crown (she says it's called a hat) that they made that says School is Cool. At home she told me all about school. She didn't cry after I left :-). they got to cut out the crown and put it together and she told me the rules of the scissors---"you can't cut your clothes, your hair, don't cut your neighbor-or pretend to. Only use them on paper or you will be in trouble and have to go see a man who is not very nice" (Still trying to figure out what she is talking about there...hmmm...)

This is the picture she colored while she was waiting for class to start.

she said they played on the play ground and there were monkey bars that she played on. and the teacher read them a story.

then she showed me her homework...It's the first day of Kindergarten questions that we play with her... She had a small packet of M&M's. She picks one out and then she answers the question that corresponds with that M&M color. Red--What is your teachers name? (miss Billings)
Blue--Tell about a school rule you learned. (_____)
Yellow--Tell about a new friend you met today (Ash was sitting at a table with 2 boys and 1 girl. She said she didn't want to talk to the boys, but she did talk to the girl. Her name is Ellie and now they are friends)
Green--Tell what you liked about today (waiting outside for you to pick me up)
Orange--What letter did you learn more about today? ("B")
Brown--Retell a story your teacher read today (A girl went to her first day of school, her mommy and daddy were sad, and then they came to pick her up. The end)

That's about it...she said she loves school and she has to go everyday except for Saturday and Sunday--"those are my days off".

Then Ash went off to go play with Haley so I took a couple pictures of Preston

here he is hanging from our kitchen table...

And here he is climbing on one of our TV's.... Christopher is moving in this weekend so we've been (slowly) cleaning out the rooms down there for him. This TV is one from down there--it's Nick's Xbox TV. I am not quite sure which room it will end up in....
I think Preston is a little monkey with the strength of an ant.

Over all, I am glad the first day is more jitters, only fun and friends and learning!

oh--taking a poll---what do you all think about the PTA???


Russ and Suzanne Ballard said...

Who is Christopher in this note?

Cute, cute, cute! THanks for telling us all about Ash's first day!

Love you. mom

Josh n Betsie said...

i didn't know chris was moving in. Cool. Im glad ash had a good time at school

Tamsen said...

Yay! It was so fun reading about Ash's first day of school. I'm so proud of her for not crying and that she made friends and did so well. I'm going to have to give her a big hug Friday!!

How were your 2 hours with Preston?

Ok--PTA. It's not what it used to be. If you agree with the direction the UEA/NEA is headed, you would do fine to join the PTA. Your dues go to lobbying efforts at the Capitol. So...I've never joined PTA. I DO, participate in some of the PTA fundraisers (the money from which buys stuff for our school) but that's it. You wanted to know. :)

hakesfam said...

This is from a teacher's wife's perspective, just help out in the classroom - - - that is what they need the most. Even a couple of days a month is such a big help to the teach and Ash will love having you there.

Love, Aunt Toni